||FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 1) This project is: Private Residence, 5980 Buttermere Dr: basement finish - sprinkler work only
Date of Plans: 3.5.13
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 3) HEAD EXTENDERS:
BE ADVISED: Head Extenders are not allowed in the City of Colorado Springs.|
|FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 8) SCOPE OF WORK:
Area/scope of work is --4--- SPRINKLERS IN BASEMENT------of the building.
Flex Connections: NOT PERMITTED
|Approved/Corrected||*****(STANDARD COMMENT 9) The following RED-LINED items are to be corrected prior to final inspection:
1. This is an existing antifreeze system - system shall be re-charged with manufacturer's pre-mixed antifreeze solution to appropriate protection rating.|
|FYI||(13-D) CEILING FANS/LIGHT FIXTURES:
Pendent sprinklers shall be located at least 3-ft from obstructions such as ceiling fans and light fixtures.
Sidewall sprinklers shall be located at least 5-ft from obstructions such as ceiling fans and light fixtures.
Where the area of the fan blades encompasses more than 50% of the area of the plan view, additional sprinklers may be required.
(NFPA 13D:22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199)|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 20) LICENSED INSTALLER:
An On-Site Installer shall supervise all on-site work on any fire sprinkler project. This On-Site Installer shall have a current Installer Card issued by RBD, on his person, while on the job site.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 23) MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS:
The approved set of Fire Sprinkler Plans, cut sheets on all equipment being installed, and the installation permit are to be on site for all fire department inspections.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 26) CONCEALED SPACES -
This plan did not provide any information on combustible concealed spaces. NFPA 13 requires that "All concealed spaces enclosed wholly or partially by exposed combustible construction shall be protected by sprinklers". There are 12 specific allowances to this section that allow for the omission of sprinklers. If there are combustible concealed areas found during the installation of the system that do not meet the requirements of the 12 allowances, then these areas will be required to be sprinkled. (NFPA 13:8.15.1)
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INSTALLER TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SYSTEM IS INSTALLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STANDARD.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 27) FREEZING CONDITIONS
It is the designer's responsibility to provide the building owner with a system design that will continue to function reliably even under adverse temperature conditions. The sprinkler contractor must be conscious of field conditions that may affect the performance of their system, such as drafts, disturbed insulation, installation along exterior walls, etc. and incorporate such conditions into a reliable design.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 35) CERTIFICATE OF INSTALLATION:
It is the installer's responsibility to certify through this form (attached to the plans) that the system has been properly installed and tested.
The form is to be filled out in its entirety PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF THE FIRE INSPECTOR conducting the final inspection and/or acceptance test of the system.
FINAL INSPECTIONS WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED WITHOUT THIS FORM BEING COMPLETED.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 36) GENERAL INFORMATION SIGN
A general information sign used to identify the system design basis and information relative to the requirements of NFPA 25, shall be provided with a permanently marked weather-proof metal or rigid plastic sign, secured at each system control riser, antifreeze loop and auxiliary control valve.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 10) INSPECTIONS
Due to the dynamic nature of inspectors schedules, PLEASE call your inspection requests in with ample time to allow scheduling.
When calling, please have your complete CSFD plan review number(s) ready for each inspection request.
( i.e. 20001234 - HM -2 or 20000012 - CN - 1)
The CSFD Approved sets of plans are to be on site for all inspections.|
|Attention||(STANDARD COMMENT) CDD - SCHEDULING INSPECTIONS:
Your assigned Inspector is Chris Drone. Please call 719-385-5982 and choose option 2 to schedule all construction related inspection activities.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 37) ROUGH VISUAL INSPECTIONS:
Rough Visual inspections shall be completed PRIOR TO any bucket tests or final inspections.|
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 38) CONCEALED WORK:
The fire sprinkler piping shall not be covered up by walls, sheetrock, ceiling tiles, etc... prior to the CSFD visual inspections of the piping. If the piping is covered, and the inspectors cannot inspect it as is required by Fire Code, the walls,sheetrock, ceiling tiles, etc... will be required to be removed. If this means that finished ceilings will need to be removed, this will be required to be done!
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT 39) PLAN REVIEW/PERMIT FEES:
All fire department fees are to be paid prior to issuance of any permits. These fees must be paid directly to the Colorado Springs Fire Department - Development Review Enterprise - at 2880 International Circle - Suite 200-7. |
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) REVIEWS:
Colorado Springs Fire Department construction reviews are based upon information provided on the drawings and/or the attached reference material. Issues or features that are not presented within the construction documents are assumed to be complaint with applicable codes/standards. It is the responsibility of the building owner to ensure that minimum code requirement are met as established by the Authority Having Jurisdiction, whether of not the requirements are specifically indicated on the submitted construction documents.
The CSFD has reviewed the submittal in accordance with the fire code requirements of the 2003 International Fire Code, CSFD local amendments, City Code Standards, and applicable NFPA Standards. All plan review comments are subject to final on-site field inspections, and testing by the CSFD. Review and approval by the CSFD shall not relieve the applicant of the responsibility of compliance with the International Fire Code.
|FYI||(STANDARD COMMENT) DEW REVIEWER CONTACT:
If you have any specific questions or concerns about these comments, please feel free to contact me at:
Doreen "Dee" Withee, CFPS
Fire Protection Engineer II
Colorado Springs Fire Department
Division of the Fire Marshal
2880 International Circle, Suite 200-7
Colorado Springs, CO 80910